Medical Research Matters to Utah

Tell your members of Congress to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health now!

Research funded by the National Institutes of Health saves lives and improves the health of all Americans. In Utah this year there are some 31,000 people with Alzheimer's disease and more than 2,200 people will die from cancer and over 3,600 people from heart disease. These facts make NIH research particularly important.

But did you know that NIH research also improves Utah's economy?

Last year, organizations in Utah received 479 grants from the NIH totaling nearly $200 million. That money helped support 4,000 jobs and spurred $548 million in economic activity in Utah.

But that doesn't come close to what the NIH is really capable of. The NIH budget is just beginning to recover from more than a decade of under-funding, delaying progress toward cures and diminishing the economic impact in our state.

Congress can fix this! It can increase funding for the NIH this year.

Send a message to your senators and representative, urging them to improve Utah's health and economic well-being and to increase funding for the NIH again this year.

Fund NIH. Fund hope. #keepNIHstrong